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How to Spot Poison Oak Before it Spots You
Do you know what poison oak looks like? Learn how to identify poison oak and what to do if your exposed.
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Rewilding Barrett Canyon
When we protected 326-acres in Barrett Canyon, we acquired a bit of mess. Learn how we restored this canyon and prepared it for the public.
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What Will Happen to Bair Island with Sea Level Rise?
Dr. Peter Cowan, POST's Director of Conservation Science, visited Bair Island during the winter King Tides. It was a glimpse into the future. Here's what he found.
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What to Wear for a Winter Hike
It a beautiful time to be out hiking our local trails. But before you go, here are some tips on what to wear and how to stay warm. Dig in!
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Upcoming Events

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March 2, 2019
  • Rancho San Vicente
  • 2:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M.
Event Details
Join POST and Santa Clara County Parks in welcoming master falconer and educator Antonio Balestreri to the Rancho San Vicente addition of Calero County Park! Guests will experience several species of our native raptors including an American Kestrel, Peregrine Falcon, Great Horned Owl, and a Ferruginous Hawk to name a few. This educational presentation will focus on the roles raptors play in our environment, raptor biology and conservation. Join us for this unique opportunity to see these rescued and captive-bred raptors up close.
March 3, 2019
  • Pillar Point Bluff
  • 2:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M.
Event Details
Come enjoy sweeping panoramic views of the ocean on this easy, family friendly 3-mile hike! Explore the Jean-Lauer trail and hear about the history of this beautiful trail and the role that POST played in protecting this bluff.
March 10, 2019
  • Russian Ridge Open Space Preserve
  • 3:30 P.M. - 6:30 P.M
Event Details
On this 5-mile excursion, you'll hike from the Russian Ridge Open Space Preserve to the top of the POST-protected Mindego Hill. We'll rest at the top and try to catch the beginning of the sunset before we head back down.
March 12, 2019
  • Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts
  • 8:00 P.M.
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(515) 441-3487
Join us for an engaging talk with Joel Sartore, award-winning National Geographic photographer and founder of the National Geographic Photo Ark. Sartore has already photographed about 8,500 species and estimates he has another 10-15 years to go to complete the project, which has quickly become his life’s mission. He will be joining us as part of POST's annual Wallace Stegner Lectures.

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